FirstBank CEO, Adeduntan joins global influencers and experts at the 2018 Financial Times Nigeria Summit and Cambridge Business in Africa Conference


In furtherance of its thought leadership positioning, First Bank of Nigeria Limited is participating in the Financial Times Nigeria Summit and Cambridge Business in Africa Conference 2018, respectively scheduled for Lagos and London on May 30 – 31, and June 1 – 2, 2018. The Bank’s Managing Director/CEO, Adesola Adeduntan will be joining other distinguished global economic influencers to headline the two events.

The Financial Times Nigeria Summit 2018, themed Dispelling Uncertainty and Building Resilience is convened to deliberate on how Nigeria can diversify away from oil dependency, deliver long-term inclusive growth and realise its ambition to become Africa’s economic powerhouse. The MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan would lead the Finance Panel discussion on “Navigating the uncertainties towards long-term stability”. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Akinwunmi Ambode, Executive Governor, Lagos State and Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria are amongst the other high profile dignitaries expected at the summit.

In the same vein, Dr. Adeduntan, MD/CEO, FirstBank would also deliver the keynote address at the Cambridge Business in Africa Conference 2018. The event which is themed “Re-Imagining Growth in Africa” is organised to explore ways through which businesses can promote inclusive growth in the continent. Other distinguished guests and participants at the Cambridge Business in Africa Conference 2018 include Vasco Vitorio, Director, Infrastructure & Real Estate Group, HSBC and Eunice Baguma Ball, Founder, Africa Technology Business Network.

Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, in her comments on the events said “Financial Times Nigeria Summit and Cambridge Business in Africa Conference 2018 are two initiatives that have over the years promoted thought leadership and policy influencing in Africa; and with FirstBank’s commitment to influencing the growth and development of Nigeria and Africa as a whole, we will not relent but would ensure the necessary collaborations happen to create the Africa we all desire”.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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